The 2nd annual Paddle for Access hosted by Clean Ocean Access is a 3 mile or 6 mile paddle (SUP) around Goat Island in Newport, RI. Register online at RaceWire.
August 17, 2019 at 8:00AM
1 Washington St, Newport RI 02840
The annual Paddle for Access event celebrates our ongoing work protect and preserve shoreline access. Clean water and healthy oceans are critical to achieving our mission to take action today so future generations can enjoy ocean activities. Public access to the shoreline is a prerequisite to these goals because i we can’t access the coastline, we most certainly cannot work to protect it nor enjoy favorite ocean activities. Limited access to the shoreline is how the organization started in 2006, and to this day it is the most important, yet least understood issue that we work on. The Paddle for Access event celebrates our work to monitor all 50 rights-of-way across Aquidneck Island and ensure everyone has access to the shoreline. The event also sheds light on many other issues that impact public access to the shoreline, including erosion, sea-level rise, invasive species and long term shoreline planning.
Online registration closes at 6:00PM on August 16, 2019
Check-in begins promptly at 6:30AM and ends at 7:45AM
Race briefing starts at 7:45AM
6-mile race begins at 8:00AM and the 3-mile race begins at 8:15AM
*All paddlers must wear a PF
A large course map will be provided with directional areas for the swim event
The 3-mile and 6-mile paddles include race categories based on board length and gender. Awards are giving to the 1st and 2nd place finishes in each category.
12’6 and under Men 3 Mile
12’6 and under Women 3 Mile
14′ and over Men 3 Mile
14′ and over Women 3 Mile
12’6 and under Men 6 Mile
12’6 and under Women 6 Mile
14′ and over Men 6 Mile
14′ and over Women 6 Mile
Prone M/W All board Sizes 3 Mile
Prone M/W All board Sizes 6 Mile
Parking is available along Washington Street and in the Newport Gateway Lot across from the Shipyard (3 hours free for Newport residents with a resident parking sticker)
SUP drop-off is available inside the Newport Shipyard gate
Restrooms are available at the Newport Shipyard located at 1 Washington Street, Newport, RI
For sponsorship inquiries please contact Clean Ocean Access.
For volunteer opportunities please visit our volunteer page here